Monday, January 3, 2011

Organized Shmorganized....

I like the idea of being uber organized....or should I say I fantasize about being uber organized. I have all these brilliant organizational ideas, but alas...they stay nicely put in my little brain drawers with pretty labels.

We are moving in a few weeks to a new bigger place in the country. Really, my ideal place to raise my kids. I am so happy about the decision and I actually might have a chance to make my dreams of organizational bliss come true.

The first step in great organizing is organizing your organizing. I have been scouring Etsy, ohdeedoh, the Container Store and the Ikea website for ideas. The two main areas I would like to start in is the kitchen and kid's play area (yay! We will have a play area in the new house!!!).

Here are a couple of gems that I have come across and would like to share with you!

  • A good start to organizational bliss would be these beautiful and practical chalkboard labels. I love that you can use them over and over...less waste is always a good thing! I found them on Etsy at Bradensgracewallarts shop

  • These tote bags would look great in my new, I mean the kid's playroom. Again found on Etsy at a local shop called uhreusable.

  • I already own one of these and I think I need another. One for each kid, right? They are a great alternative to a "kiddie" toy that mommy actually likes! Thanks Ikea for the Expedit shelf!
  • I want to fill my pantry with nice containers...and then label them all with those chalkboard I found some nice ones at the Container Store...they thankfully now ship to Canada! I like that they are glass, airtight and square/stackable.

  • Another great idea I am borrowing is the forward facing bookshelf. I have plans to line these up under the window for a kid level library in the playroom. I found this idea on ohdeedoh. I especially like the fact that they are pre-made from Ikea!!

Can you picture it! I can! Oh the joys of uber organization.

Hopefully the organizational dream will become a reality with the help of these items! I will keep you posted!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year - new thoughts

A new year is once again upon us. It brings with it opportunity for a fresh start, new thoughts, new actions, and reflection. A clean slate. Some may call it a resolution, I call prefer to call it a goal. For some reason, goal is a stronger word for me that I am a little more afraid of! I also find that if I say it out loud and write it down, I feel more accountability towards it.

So here are my new thoughts, actions....goals.... written down and shared!
  • learn to meditate
  • stay in the moment with my kids more often
  • start hiking again